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Kilkenny River Court Hotel

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The Bridge | John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Rivercourt is just so central in Kilkenny with all of the major attractions within walking distance.It is a well maintained,well run, Hotel..exactly as one would hope it to be!The staff are unfailingly cheerful and helpful...there is a good training programme here.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If there's a better appointed hotel in Kilkenny then I don't know it. Pictures of the River Court look really appealing but don't really do it justice. The terrace bar on the bank of the River Nore is delightful for a mid-morning coffee or evening drink after sampling the many attractions of Kilkenny. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed,... More 

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tomcat 26,, Thank you very much for taking time to write such a nice review. I am delighted to read you and group had such an enjoyable stay and approve of the renovations that have taken place so far. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful location along the banks of the river Nore, the terrace is... More 

Galway, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A return trip to a balcony room overlooking the river and across it to Kilkenny Castle. Couldn't be lovelier. This is the most important feature of River Court Hotel and even if you don't have a room with a view, you can sit outside the hotel bar by the river to eat and drink in the sunshine and take in... More 

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Caddens, Thank you very much for taking time out to write your nice review. I am pleased you like the hotel and its view so much, we are very lucky to have such wonderful staff like Mena on our team and I will pass your nice comments on to him. I hope to welcome you back to the Kilkenny... More 

Dublin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

this was a nice hotel in all . negitaves/ Sheet for a bed cover and the room was frezzing. shower not working. bread in the breakfast Buffett had mould on it. staff where lovely people and couldn't be faulted. hotel is a great location.

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CWCWCWC, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit. I was very sorry to read of your negativities. We are currently undergoing refurbishments works and this includes all bedrooms, we are currently changing all furniture, carpets and curtains. We are also upgrading the heating system in each room and redecorating all bedrooms and bathrooms, this work will be... More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents stayed here for three nights Mon to Thurs in April. The hotel is currently undergoing refurbishment which was no problem. However they had stayed here on numerous occasions before its 'take-over' and were always happy with their stay. On the first night they had their meal in the restaurant and were pretty happy with the food. Dad wanted... More 

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Niall 321, Thank you for your feedback on your parents recent stay. As the newly appointed General Manager I am eager to get as much feedback as possible. I am very sorry that their experience did not live up to their expectations. We have just this week started a intensive staff training program and this will be on going... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was so hospitable that I wanted to talk to the manager about her wonderful employees only to find that one of them I had planned to compliment was her. While I waited for my daughter in the lobby she offered and brought me hot tea and showed me the study to use if desired. Our room was large... More 

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wendy D Thank you very much for your kind words. I am happy you and your daughter had such an enjoyable breakfast. I have noted your lovely comments about the staff and will pass them on to my team. I hope to welcome you back to the Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel again soon. Warm Regards Niall O Connor General Manager... More 

Wicklow
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Kilkenny for one night and booked the River Court for Bed & Breakfast. It ticked all the boxes as regards location, car parking etc and having seen the large outdoor terrace by the river on their website we were sold. We arrived on a beautifully sunny day in time for lunch on the terrace. My husband had... More 

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wicklow Sunbeam, Thank you very much for taking time to write such a nice review. I am delighted to read you and your husband had such an enjoyable stay. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful location along the banks of the river Nore, we only last weekend opened our new terrace bar which will open on... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were woken by housekeeping knocking on the door at 9.25am. This was on the day we were checking out after a one night stay. We were very confused and annoyed. Complained to reception who asked us had we not put out the do not disturb sign? Surely housekeeping would be informed of our departure. Staff were extremely rude and... More 

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KaiteTaylorFan, I was terribly disappointed to read your review I do apologize if your experience did not live up to your expectations. If you were willing I would really appreciate a phone call or email to discuss this matter with you. Please email me directly and I can follow up on your issues. I do hope we can welcome... More 

Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel sits right by the river overlooking the castle and quite convenient to old town sites. Room was very nice with excellent view of castle grounds. It was spacious and nicely decorated. Breakfast was very good with wide variety and a la carte offerings aswell. Only drawback was entry to hotel was very narrow and parking was quite congested.

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JayBeeFL, Thank you very much for your nice review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we do have a small car park to the front of the hotel but we do also offer a larger overflow car park to the rear also. I hope you enjoyed your trip and I look forward to welcoming you back... More 

limerick
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Kilkenny for a 3 day leisure break on 9/10/11th April with accommodation in River Court Hotel. Hotel is currently going through a refurbishment programme and we were lucky to get one of the new rooms. Very tastefull with all facilities en suite. Reception was efficient and friendly, Booked dinner in the restaurant on one night and was very pleased... More 

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Niall O, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Limerickjohn, Thank you very much for taking time out to write your nice review. I am please to see you like our newly refurbished rooms and that you enjoyed your visit. I hope to welcome you back to the Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel again soon. Warm Regards Niall O Connor General Manager gm@rivercourthotel.com More 

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